Reusing our heritage

The Hidden Liverpool Conversation series launches on 27th November with ‘Reusing our Heritage; Communities Leading the Way’. The event explores how local people have led or are leading fantastic schemes that have resulted in empty buildings being brought back into use.

The first in the three part conversation series offers an opportunity to engage with discussions about reusing empty buildings, the opportunities and benefits for the city and the challenges faced by those leading on their restoration.

The event will showcase three examples of local projects that have seen hidden gems brought back into use for local communities. The panel will comprise of guest speakers from Homebaked, Anfield, The Florrie, Toxteth and Everton Library ‘Jewel on the Hill’ Project. Speakers will talk about their approaches to bringing buildings back into use, sharing their ideas and experience. There will also be opportunity for questions from the floor to the panel, for further discussion on the presentations and opportunity for the audience to share their own experiences.

The event will be held in the Florrie, itself a wonderful building brought back to life in a campaign led by local people. The Florrie has limited parking and there is free parking on nearby streets.

Registration starts at 4pm, with speakers and discussion from 4.30pm-6.30pm. There will be opportunity for networking and further informal discussion from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided before and after the speakers and discussion.

The venue address is 337 Mill Street, Liverpool, L8 4RF.

Places are strictly limited. To book email



PLACED is a community interest company that raises awareness of and engages young people in the built environment and architecture, through creative workshops delivered by a volunteer team of Ambassadors led by Director Jo Harrop.

PLACED recently won the SEN ‘Powerful Together’ 2013 ‘Arts and Cultural Champion’ award sponsored by Mitchell Charlesworth and the ‘Mayor’s Award for social innovation’ sponsored by Liverpool City Council.

About Hidden Liverpool

Hidden Liverpool is an exciting project focusing on some of the fantastic buildings that have played a part in the history of the city but are currently lying empty. The aim of the project is to provide an accessible way for everyone to share and learn about what lies behind Liverpool’s closed doors, unlocking the city’s history in a new and exciting way.

The project includes a year of community focussed activities including exhibitions, design workshops and a conversation series, as well as a schools programme. Hidden Liverpool is devised and managed by Placed ad funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

‘People’s City’ Exhibition
Exhibition venue: The Old Royal Blind School, Hope Street
Exhibition Dates: Fri 22nd Nov – Sun 1st Dec 2013
Opens to the public from Friday 22nd November daily, until Sunday 1st December.

Liverpool Waterfront